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DPD Arrests Suspect in Early Sunday Morning Deep Ellum Sex Assault

Hours after the Dallas Police Department released this image, it made an arrest in the case.
Hours after the Dallas Police Department released this image, it made an arrest in the case.
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Tuesday night, nearly three days after a woman reported being sexually assaulted near the Baylor University Medical Center DART station in Deep Ellum, Dallas police released a photo of a man they've identified as a person of interest in the assault.

Hours later, police made an arrest.

"As a result of that broadcast, the Dallas Police Department received multiple tips, which led to the identification of Roy Gutierrez, a 40-year-old Latin male," the department announced in a bulletin.

At approximately 10:15 p.m. yesterday, police arrested Gutierrez at the DART West End Transfer Station in downtown Dallas. He is charged with aggravated sexual assault and is in the Dallas County Jail on $100,000 bond.

According to DPD, a 29-year-old woman got into a car with Gutierrez in the 400 block of North Malcolm X Boulevard. He then sexually assaulted her in the car, the woman told police. After getting out of the car the woman was walking near the Deep Ellum train station when Gutierrez grabbed her, forced her into an alley behind a building and sexually assaulted her. The woman called 911 after the incident, and responders took her to the nearby Baylor University Medical Center.

Correction: June 22 — DPD clarified Thursday that two sexual assaults were reported early Sunday morning, and that several details got mixed up in initial reports about the two crimes. The assault in Deep Ellum took place in an alley, not in a car. A separate assault the same morning, on the smae street, near South Malcolm X and MLK Boulevard, took place in a car.

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